CONSERVATIVES BEHIND THE CURVE ON OBAMA
By Cliff Kincaid
October 21, 2010
Dinesh D’Souza says in his new book that Barack Obama is an anti-colonialist. Stanley Kurtz has a new book, Radical-in-Chief, which says Obama is a socialist. The new book Dupes by Paul Kengor tells the unvarnished truth. And that’s because he make use of material we started releasing back in February of 2008 about Obama’s communist mentor, Communist Party USA member Frank Marshall Davis. New Zealand blogger Trevor Loudon broke that story and we confirmed it.
I hate to say, “We told you so,” but Herb Romerstein and I held a briefing in May 0f 2008 in Washington, D.C. releasing two reports, “Communism in Chicago and the Obama Connection,” and “Communism in Hawaii and the Obama Connection.” Then, in August of 2008, I released the 600-page FBI file on Frank Marshall Davis. The response from the media included Dana Milbank of The Washington Post making fun of us and Matt Drudge of the Drudge Report refusing to run paid advertising on the Obama-Davis connection. The liberal and conservative media had their heads in the sand. They couldn’t come to grips with the unprecedented prospect of a possible agent of influence for the international Marxist movement occupying the Oval Office.
Herb Romerstein is a veteran congressional researcher and patriot who was ridiculed by Milbank as a “relic” of the anti-communist period. The author of numerous books on Soviet espionage operations, Romerstein will be honored at a Washington, D.C. conference on October 21 that is open to the press and the public. Kengor, who dedicates his book to Romerstein, describing him as a human Cold War archive, will be speaking at the same event. One of the other topics will be why Marxists are now embracing “revolutionary Islam” to bring down America.
Stanley Kurtz says, after his book is out and two years into the Obama presidency, “I was nervous about the socialism charge myself.” The highlight of his new book is that he documents that Obama attended a series of socialist scholar conferences when he went to college. But Obama admitted to that in his book, Dreams from My Father (Page 122), published back in 1995. He wrote about going to “socialist conferences.” The issue in Dreams is why Obama covered up his relationship with Frank Marshall Davis, referring to him only as “Frank.” It is Frank who created the mindset in Obama to want to attend socialist conferences. This was the issue that could and should have been addressed by conservatives during the campaign. But too many of them were silent or nervous about what they might find. Some believed the propaganda that Obama was a moderate.
Paul Kengor says that conservatives were reluctant to face up to the truth about Obama because they didn’t want to be accused of “McCarthyism” for raising the issue of his communist connections. The 600-page Kengor book includes the excerpts of the Davis FBI files that others have shied away from. Kengor, a professor at Grove City College, is not afraid to tackle the terrible truth. We need more like him in academia.
The difference between calling Obama an anti-colonialist, a socialist, or a Marxist mentored by a top operative of the CPUSA is that one category should immediately earn you an FBI investigation. Former FBI agent Max Noel says the Bureau used to investigate candidates for federal employment by analyzing Character, Associates, Reputation, and Loyalty to the United States. The first letters in those words make up the acronym CARL.
Obama could not have been elected president if he had been subjected to such an inquiry. Leaving Davis aside—and he was on the FBI’s “security index”—Obama’s relationship with communist terrorists Bill Ayers and Bernardine Dohrn was enough to disqualify him for the presidency. These despicable people, who claim that they never killed anyone and never intended to, are notorious liars. Photos of the Weather Underground bomb factory they abandoned in San Francisco in 1971 reveal these Cuban-trained terrorists were working on anti-personnel weapons, including stabbing devices, and had C-4 plastic explosive.
The big news today is that some of the people who have been supporting Obama from the start in Chicago are now under investigation by the FBI, suspected of providing support to foreign terrorist organizations in Latin America and the Middle East. This is a trail that could lead all the way to the White House. Of course, the hiring and firing of communist and 9/11 “truth” advocate Van Jones was another scandal that could have implicated Obama, but it was dropped when things became too close for comfort for the White House. Jones went along with the power play, left the administration, and now works out of the offices of the Soros-funded Center for American Progress. A scandal that could have been bigger than Watergate was neatly avoided by throwing Van Jones under the bus.
We need to support the FBI’s investigations of U.S.-based Marxist groups. We cannot permit these investigations to be prematurely terminated, in the same way that the Russian spies with contacts in the Obama administration were ushered out of the U.S. less than two weeks after their arrests. Plus, there needs to be pressure on the Justice Department to pursue the substantial evidence that Ayers and Dohrn were involved in the bombing murder of San Francisco police Sergeant Brian V. McDonnell in 1970. The Phoenix Task Force in San Francisco is currently investigating the cold case.
This is a time when we have to be absolutely precise about the nature of the “socialists” or “progressives” we are dealing with. The difference between being supported by the CPUSA and just being against colonialism or supporting socialism is that the CPUSA was a pawn of Moscow that committed espionage against the United States. This is the party that supported the Hitler-Stalin Pact. Davis denounced Richard Wright for “treason” for leaving and exposing the party.
This is why Obama covered up Frank’s identity. He knew that acknowledging the truth could destroy his political career. And it could still do so if the truth is examined.
The CPUSA was part of a worldwide communist apparatus working to turn the U.S. into a “Soviet America.” Communism had inspired Jim Jones of the Peoples Temple in leading 900 people in an act of “revolutionary suicide” and the murder of U.S. Congressman Leo Ryan in Guyana in 1978. Jones, active in CPUSA activities since the 1950s, and his wife left their money to the CPUSA. His followers sang the Soviet National Anthem. He had plans to move his cult to the Soviet Union or Cuba.
Pol Pot and the Khmer Rouge were part of the international communist apparatus. They killed two million people in Cambodia. That followed the communist takeover of Vietnam, forcing a half-a-million people to flee in leaky boats and 800,000 to be sent to “re-education” camps.
Larry Grathwohl, who was an FBI informant in the Weather Underground, said Ayers and Dohrn had similar plans. One hundred million Americans would have to be “re-educated” and 25 million eliminated. Ayers and Dohrn would abandon their violent revolutionary activities in order to continue “the struggle” in other ways, such as going on to “re-educate” our young people in colleges as “professors.” Today, they travel to places like Venezuela, to hobnob with agents of Hugo Chavez; the Middle East, to engage in anti-Israel activities; and Germany, to reminisce with former members of the Baader Meinhof Gang about when this East German-supported revolutionary terrorist group killed U.S. Army personnel and bombed U.S. military bases in Europe.
Howard Zinn, the left’s favorite historian, was both a secret CPUSA member and a liar. That’s not surprising. That’s what communists do. They conceal their aims. They manipulate “dupes.” And that’s why Obama’s connection to the CPUSA through Frank Marshall Davis is so much more significant than attending socialist conferences or spouting anti-colonialism. Davis is the root of Obama’s rage. He had access to the future President for eight years of his young life.
Obama decided not to say who Frank was. He could have named him, saying he was an old acquaintance picked as a mentor by his grandfather who had no effect on him. Instead, he acknowledged Frank’s influence but covered up his full name, hoping nobody would notice and follow through. And that fact is significant. So why did the first information about this relationship surface in an obscure speech given by a writer for a CPUSA publication? Why did Gerald Horne say that the writings of Frank Marshall Davis would be comparable in history to Obama’s Dreams from My Father? And why was Horne’s talk entitled, “Rethinking the History and Future of the Communist Party?”
To continue our list of questions and take the controversy up to the present day: Why was the CPUSA an official endorser of the October 2 “One Nation Working Together” progressive rally in D.C., along with Obama’s political group, “Organizing for America?” Why does the CPUSA continue to defend Obama, with party official Jarvis Tyner saying on tape that progressives had better “stick” with Obama’s “dream”?
Contrary to what D’Souza says in his new book, the “dream” comes not from Obama’s real father, Barack Hussein Obama Sr., who abandoned the family, but from his surrogate father, Frank Marshall Davis.
Conservatives have awakened, but only partly. They have belatedly discovered that Obama has socialist and anti-colonial views. But that is not even half the story. The most important part of the story remains to be investigated by the FBI and, hopefully, by a new House Internal Security Committee. Re-establishment of this committee will demonstrate that the new Congress means business and that it won’t resort to politics as usual and compromise.
My recent visit to the Frank Marshall Davis archives at Washington University in St. Louis only adds to the mounting concern. The material was obviously sanitized before it was sent from Hawaii. But there are still some controversial photos among his personal effects of nude women, adding to what we already knew about Davis—that he was a pornographer and a pervert, in addition to being a communist. Davis had written the book, Sex Rebel, including descriptions of having sex with kids.
Another communist pervert, Harry Hay, founded the gay rights movement. We have obtained his FBI file as well, confirming his deep involvement in the CPUSA. Obama appointed Kevin Jennings as one of his top education officials, after Jennings had said that he was “inspired” by Hay. Jennings’ job is to force a gay curriculum into the public schools under the cover of countering “bullying.” Obama’s agenda is not just economic but cultural. This is the “new Marxism” in action. The gays have become part of the oppressed class.
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All of this requires that the new Congress takes its responsibilities seriously, not only on fiscal issues, but on matters involving the national security and moral integrity of the United States. The liberals will raise a hue and cry, and some conservatives may balk, but it is mandatory and necessary to begin addressing what an old congressional committee used to call “un-American activities” at the highest levels of the U.S. Government.
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Cliff Kincaid, a veteran journalist and media critic, Cliff concentrated in journalism and communications at the University of Toledo, where he graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree.
Cliff has written or co-authored nine books on media and cultural affairs and foreign policy issues. One of Cliff's books, "Global Bondage: The UN Plan to Rule the World" is still awailable.
Cliff has appeared on Hannity & Colmes, The O’Reilly Factor, Crossfire and has been published in the Washington Post, Washington Times, Chronicles, Human Events and Insight.